Do unmarried couples need a will?
Unmarried partners don’t inherit anything when their partner dies in the UK, so it’s really important to have a will in place to set out your wishes. This can cover everything from money in the bank, to pensions, to the property you share.Read more
Year in Wills report 2022
Welcome to Farewill’s Year in Will’s Report 2022. Dive in to discover the patterns we’ve seen throughout the year, what they suggest about the way the UK plans for death and how charitable legacy giving is on the rise despite the financial crisis.Read more
Things to consider when writing your will as an LGBTQIA+ person
Your will can be an important way of expressing what you’d like to happen when you die, especially as an LGBTQIA+ person. A lot of it is legally binding, meaning it has to happen as you’ve written it, but there are some limits to this.Read more
The Year in Wills Report 2021: The year funerals got personal
As the pandemic made its way into 2021, we saw how another year of uncertainty had an impact on the thousands of wills written with us. We’ve put together our annual report, which looks at some of the biggest trends in will writing we’ve seen this year.Read more
Wills can continue to be witnessed via Zoom until 2024
As of 12 Jan 2022, wills can continue to be witnessed via Zoom in England and Wales. This will help people who are isolating either with covid or if they are vulnerable and have to stay at home to avoid social contact.Read more
How well do you know your loved ones? A festive quiz from Farewill
Lots of people think writing a will is all about death, but we're going to put it out there and say that we think it's all about love. And, strange as it sounds, it can actually be a fun thing to talk about with your family and friends.Read more
We read thousands of wills in 2019. This is what we learned...
As the UK’s number one online will writing service, we helped more people write a will last year than anyone else in the UK. And that means we checked and approved more wills too. Here’s what we learned.Read more
The perfect age to write your will
Your last will and testament – it’s not really something they teach you about at school, is it? Thankfully, we’re here to shed a little light on things so you know what it is, when to write it and how to get it done quickly.Read more
Where can I leave a gift to charity?
We go into how we first encountered legacy giving as well as how Farewill and charities can work together to help each other.Read more
Can you plan your own funeral?
If you have specific ideas on what you want to happen after you die planning your own funeral and letting your loved ones know is a good idea. But no one can guarantee it will happen exactly as you plan it.Read more
Is it possible for one executor to act without the other?
If you’re an executor of a will and other executors have also been appointed, you may have some questions about who should act and apply for probate and how. This article explains some of the things you may need or want to know as a co-executor.Read more